State and Regional News

Unemployment inches up throughout region in June

    The unemployment numbers for June have been released by the state of Missouri and despite the end of increased federal unemployment benefits, which were halted by Governor Mike Parson in an effort to encourage people to return to work, the unemployment rate went up in the state and throughout the area, including Crawford and Phelps counties.

State task force invites Missourians to complete survey on rights of sexual assault victims and survivors

    A new state task force is seeking comments and suggestions from the public on how to strengthen protections and services for Missouri sexual assault victims. Comments and suggestions are being gathered through an online survey at The survey closes Sept. 30, 2021.

Missouri commemorating bicentennial of statehood on August 10 

A special, public event on Missouri Statehood Day, marking the state’s bicentennial, will be held at the Missouri State Capitol August 10.

Vote for Missouri in the 2021 Best Looking Cruiser Contest

    The Missouri State Highway Patrol is taking part in the American Association of State Troopers’ "2021 America's Best Looking Cruiser Contest" and invites the public to vote for the MSHP's cruiser.